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Scott Weiland on Velvet Revolver

Scott Weiland seems to have found happiness with his current band, The Wildabouts, but still he feels the door remains open for a possible Velvet Revolver reunion. “There’s always a chance for things,” he said, speaking recently to the Toronto Sun. ...

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ZZ Top Forced to Cancel Tour Dates

ZZ Top have been forced to delay the start of their US tour after bassist Dusty Hill was informed he needs to undergo surgery to remove two kidney stones. The stones were found during a routine exam, and Hill’s doctors informed the musician that he should have them removed immediately. ...

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Johnny Marr Announces New Album

Johnny Marr is a busy man these days. Just last year the guitarist from The Smiths released his first solo album The Messenger to great acclaim from critics as well as fans. Inspired by this recent success Marr just announced the release of his second solo album. Playland is scheduled for an October 7 release, and is said to continue in the same vein as The Messenger, with Marr once again collaborating with ...

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The Gibson Les Paul's Boldest Ever Finishes

Back in the day, Gibson Les Paul colors were relatively simple – various sunbursts, goldtop, black, white, TV yellow on Juniors and Specials, maybe a red... But while all these are still ongoing, bolder finishes have made their way into the Les Paul lineup. ...

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Primus Drummer Suffers Heart Attack

Tim “Herb” Alexander, drummer for Primus, is preparing to undergo a bypass procedure to remove a blockage from arteries near his heart after suffering a heart attack on the weekend, band founder Les Claypool has revealed. ...

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Gibson Brands Show Strong at Summer NAMM

Strategically clustered near the front of the Music City Center, the Gibson Brands booths at this summer’s NAMM Show comprised a quick walking tour of the company’s diversity, displaying new products from Gibson, KRK Systems and Cakewalk, Cerwin-Vega! and TASCAM. ...

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